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Sweet Dreams

In this mixed media painting a little black girl flies through the night in her orange gown and holds the moon while dreaming.

The original painting is on cardboard and includes oil paints and oil pastels. The background swirls were created with puff paint to make them 3D and her dress was made with pieces of coffee filters died with orange and red watercolors. The coffee filters were allowed to dry then they were glued to the surface after which I painted a thin layer of clear finishing glaze. The digital version shows a change in her dress. Instead of a solid orange textured dress the digital version shows flowers with various shades of yellow, orange and red.

Art Details: A bright orange dress, flowing black hair, long eye lashing, black child holding the moon, pink, blue and white swirls, sleeping child under bright stars.

In both versions of this painting the little one dreams peacefully.


Published on Categories Art, Black Children, Children, Innocence Gallery

About Faith

SUNDRIP – Art for Life is a site that expresses in every media possible an intimate look into the life of a person living with major trauma. The issues addressed in art and writing include Dissociative Identity Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Lupus and CRSD. Despite these issues, I intend to move forward, through and out with honor, grace and creativity.

1 thought on “Sweet Dreams

  1. F.Magdalene

    Stained coffee filters were actually an accident. I spilled watercolors on a bunch of filters then thought, dang that's pretty. This fun addition has since then been added to many projects.

    We live, we learn and sometimes we even embrace mistakes 🙂
    Thank you for your comment today.
    Oh, and love your name. 🙂


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